Here’s Lucy Season 1 (1969-1970) – By Jason S. Lockard

When you here the name Lucy the first name that pops to mind has to be that wacky red head. For years Lucille kept us laughing with her antics on I Love Lucy, The Lucy Dezi Comedy Hour, and The Lucy Show. Well, in 1968 the network wanted Lucy to return in another sitcom, but she didn’t want to do it unless her kids Lucy Arnaz and Dezi Arnaz Jr. could co-star, thus Here’s Lucy was born. Now thanks to Madman Entertainment in Australia I got to relive the first season and you can too.

Here’s Lucy follows Lucille Carter who works for her brother-in-law Harrison (Gale Gordon) at his company Unique Employment Agency. This is the perfect playground for Lucy to get into all kinds of trouble and she does and drags her Harrison and children Kim and Craig along for the wild ride. The stars came out to join Lucy in this new adventure including; Vivian Vance, Carol Burnett, Caesar Romero, Eva Gabor, Howard Keel, Van Johnson, Shelly Winters, Jack Benny, Wayne Newton and Jackie Gleason.

Some of the best episodes of season one include; ‘Lucy sells Craig to Wayne Newton’ Lucy schemes to get Craig a job as Wayne Newton’s drummer. ‘Lucy’s Working Daughter’ Over protective mom Lucy watches over Lucie at her new after school job. ‘Lucy the Fixer’ Uncle Harry requires Lucille to work on Saturday at his house. By the end of the day, his house is a shambles. ‘Lucy Visits Jack Benny’ The Carter family vacations in Jack Benny’s desert mansion, but Benny loads hidden charges on their bill.

This 4 DVD collection includes all 24 beautifully transferred episodes. Than there is the bonus feature; Introductions to each episode featuring Lucy and Dezi Arnaz Jr., A Lost interview with Gale Gordon, featurette ‘Meet The Carters’, home movies, promos and much, much more.

This is a must have for Lucy and sitcom fanatics. So if you can view region 4 DVDs by all means pick up a copy of Here’s Lucy Season 1 you won’t regret it. Visit www.madman.com.au and find out how you can get a copy today.

Moral Rating: Nothing Offensive
Audience: Families
Genre: Comedy
Length: Almost 600 minutes
DVD Released: 2009
DVD Rating: A